Home > Blackfellows Point, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Blackfellows Point, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

 
Blackfellows Point, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
Created by admin on 10/15/2017 10:20:39 PM


BLACKFELLOWS POINT, ADVENTURE BAY, BRUNY ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Cook Pillar

Description:
In East Cove, Adventure Bay, is this 3.35 metre high freestone pillar, with two plaques, one on the seaward side, and the other on the landward side.

History:
Presented by the Swedish American Line on a visit by M.S. Kungsholm to Adventure Bay on 19th February 1969.

Inscription:
The seaward plaque:

IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE
200th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ARRIVAL IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
OF
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, R.N.
ON HIS FIRST VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, 1768-1771
IN THE BARK ENDEAVOUR
PRESENTED BY
SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE
ON THE OCCASION OF A VISIT BY M.S. KUNGSHOLM
TO ADVENTURE BAY, FEBRUARY 19th 1969

The landward plaque:

Presented by
The Government of Tasmania
To Commemorate the
Captain Cook Bi-centenary
Celebrations, 1770-1970
and his Landing at Adventure Bay 1777
Unveiled by the Hon. K.O. Lyons, M.H.A.
Minister for Tourists
on Saturday 2nd May 1970

GPS Co-ordinates:  -43.393707,  147.267912

References:
Cook’s Log, page 20, vol. 36, no. 3 (2013)
Cook’s Log, page 50, vol. 39, no. 3 (2016)
Endeavour Lines, page 11, no. 32 (Apr 1999)

 

No comments

Unsolicited e-mail warning

It has come to our attention that spam mailers (senders of bulk unsolicited e-mail) have been forging their mail with this domain as the point of origin. As a matter of policy, we do not send out e-mail from our domain name. If you have received an email that appears to be from "@CaptainCookSociety.com" it was forged and sent without our consent, knowledge, or the use of our servers.